Saturday, June 17, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Rick Porcello vs. David Paulino
The Boston Red Sox visit Minute Maid Park on Saturday, June 17, 2017 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Rick Porcello for the Red Sox and David Paulino for the Astros.
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The opening line for this matchup has Boston at +107 and Houston at -117. The Red Sox have a 30-32-4 over/under record and a 33-33-0 run line mark. The Astros are 39-28-0 against the run line and have a 33-28-6 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 30-32-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 33-33-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 33-28-6 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 39-28-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
06/16/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 60-day DL (04/01)
06/15/17 P Brian Johnson Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
06/02/17 P Eduardo Rodriguez Knee 10-day DL (06/02)
06/02/17 P Robbie Ross Jr. Elbow 10-day DL (05/19)
05/28/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (05/04)
05/28/17 LF Brock Holt Vertigo 10-day DL (04/21)
05/28/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/28/17 P Steven Wright Knee 60-day DL (04/30)
05/28/17 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 60-day DL (04/01)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
06/14/17 RF Josh Reddick Concussion 7-day DL (6/13)
06/12/17 P Lance McCullers Back 10-day DL (06/09)
06/09/17 P Dallas Keuchel Neck 10-day DL (06/05)
06/09/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Charlie Morton Back 10-day DL (05/25)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 60-day DL (04/19)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 37-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rick Porcello has a 3-8 record with an earned run average of 4.67 and a WHIP of 1.51. He has 82 strikeouts over his 86.2 innings pitched and he's given up 114 hits. He allows 11.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.83 and they have given up 173 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 216 hitters and walked 63 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 583 base hits and 256 earned runs. They have allowed 80 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 166 batters and struck out 628. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.69.
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As a team Boston is hitting .269, good for 5th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 72 hits this season in 258 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .496 and an OPS+ of 121. Mitch Moreland is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 62 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 218 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .491. The Red Sox have 607 hits, including 129 doubles and 63 home runs. Boston has walked 237 times so far this season and they have struck out 456 times as a unit. They have left 461 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 313 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 45-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.59, David Paulino has a 0-0 record and a 1.68 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 13.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 19 hits. He allows 12.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 187 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 298 batters and walked 83 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 525 base knocks and 250 earned runs this season. They have given up 80 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 206 hitters and struck out 686 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.72.
As a team, they are batting .277, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .320 with an OBP of .389. He has 81 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 253 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .510 with an OPS+ of 148. Carlos Correa is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 70 hits in 236 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .513. The Astros as a unit have 641 base hits, including 121 doubles and 103 homers. Houston has walked 214 times this year and they have struck out on 459 occasions. They have had 452 men left on base and have an OPS of .813. They have scored 5.46 runs per game and totaled 366 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Astros -117 and over 2 total runs
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